Restaurants

Top Choice Yucatecan in Ticul

El Mirador

El Mirador means lookout in Spanish and, yes, you get an awesome view of Ticul and beyond from this large palapa restaurant. But it's the wonderful Yucatecan comfort food that makes this place truly special. Try the…
Top Choice Mexican in Valladolid

Yerba Buena del Sisal

Wonderfully healthy and delicious dishes are served in a peaceful garden. Tortilla chips and three delectable salsas come to the table while you look over the menu, which offers many great vegetarian and mostly orga…
Top Choice Mexican in Ciudad del Carmen

La Fuente

This classic, open-fronted waterfront cafe is a busy gathering place for families and friends. It’s an excellent spot to sample treats such as pibipollo (chicken tamales traditionally cooked underground) and arrache…
Top Choice Seafood in Cancún

Kiosco Verde

The Green Kiosk just might be the most underrated seafood restaurant in all of Cancún. It began in 1974 as a grocery store and now it serves elaborate fresh fish and seafood dishes, such as coconut-encrusted shrimp …
Top Choice Seafood in Chetumal

Restaurante Xel-Ha

For some of the best fresh fish around, head about 8km north of Chetumal to the fishing village of Calderitas, where you'll find this classic bayside seafood restaurant. The fried whole fish, usually boquinete (hogf…
Top Choice Tacos in Mérida

Wayan'e

Popular for its castacan (fried pork belly), Wayan'e (meaning 'here it is' in Maya) is one of Mérida's premier breakfast spots. Vegetarians will find options here, such as the huevo con ixkatic (egg with chili) taco…
Top Choice Seafood in Laguna Bacalar

La Playita

A sign outside reads, 'Eat, drink and swim' – and that pretty much sums it up. Fish and seafood dishes are tasty, albeit on the smallish side, but the Alipús mezcal and fine swimming certainly make up for that. A la…
Top Choice Tacos in Tulum

Taquería Honorio

It began as a street stall and became such a hit that it's now a taco joint with a proper roof overhead. Yucatecan classics like relleno negro (shredded turkey in dark sauce) and cochinita (pulled pork in annatto ma…
Top Choice Mexican in Campeche

Marganzo

Marganzo is popular with tourists, for good reason – the food is great, the portions large and the complimentary appetizers numerous. An extensive menu offers everything from international fare to regional treats li…
Top Choice Mexican in Izamal

Kinich

Sure, it's touristy, but this is fresh, handmade Yucatecan cuisine at its finest. The papadzules kinich – rolled tortillas stuffed with diced egg and topped with pumpkin-seed sauce and smoky sausage – is a delightfu…